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Martin Pal Mar 24, 2016 4:09 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7381466)


This particular photo seems to show the pool area at the Sunset Tower nearly at street level. Do
you suppose this was directly in back of the hotel or that land next door with the replacement?


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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7381501)
I wonder if this was a place of assignation?


Probably CBD. From the Sunset Hotel's website:


http://apavlik0.tripod.com/blog/1947postcard.jpg


Although I personally haven't heard any tales about anything in particular happening here.

CityBoyDoug Mar 24, 2016 4:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7382273)
This particular photo seems to show the pool area at the Sunset Tower nearly at street level. Do
you suppose this was directly in back of the hotel or that land next door with the replacement?



Probably CBD. From the Sunset Hotel's website:


http://apavlik0.tripod.com/blog/1947postcard.jpg


Although I personally haven't heard any tales about anything in particular happening here.


LOL....Martin.....thank you!!!

jg6544 Mar 24, 2016 5:08 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7381501)
I wonder if this was a place of assignation?

The gag line at the time it opened was that it was originally a 30-story building that got f*cked down to its current height.

ethereal_reality Mar 24, 2016 7:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7377728)
I've been trying to figure what part of the campus this photograph from the 1920s is showing.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/lCBNlb.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/70876/rec/1

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I just found another photograph of this same spot. :)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/0nFUvi.jpg
http://waterandpower.org/museum/museum.html

This time I have a description with the location.

"View from the Student Union building, looking north on Bovard (?) and University Avenue (now Trousdale?)

I haven't found a Bovard Ave. or St. but I found a Bovard Auditorium.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/j7rIjB.jpg
google_earth

I believe Childs Way used to be Bovard Street. And the red X marks the spot of the photograph.

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ethereal_reality Mar 24, 2016 8:20 PM

'mystery' location

Does anyone recognize this Standard Station? (note: there's a drug store across the street)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/Zrge84.jpg
found this afternoon at http://www.ebay.com/itm/C-1945-PHOTO...cAAOSwr7ZW53kS



I thought I'd add this. (look at the bench ;))

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/5UZe6P.jpg
http://www.cafepress.com/+barbara-ann-ba-ba-baran+gifts


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HossC Mar 24, 2016 8:28 PM

Here are a couple of Julius Shulman photos of the girls' gymnasium at Venice High School. This is "Job 2617: Rowland H. Crawford, Venice High School, Girls Gymnasium (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1958". I've omitted two black & white images which pretty much duplicated these views.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

Both from Getty Research Institute

I can only get a good view of the Zanja Street side from the Googlemobile, but the gym looks to be in good shape. I'd love to know if the "G"s from the color image are still in the brickwork. The building is visible on the 1952 image at Historic Aerials (their earliest view of this area), and doesn't appear to have changed.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
GSV

ethereal_reality Mar 24, 2016 8:34 PM

:previous: I like the design (is it painted pink in that first pic?) I'm curious, did the boys have their own gymnasium too?
(the pics keep disappearing






Does this rather nondescript street corner in South Pasadena look familiar to anyone?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/Wp1uFy.jpg
eBay






Here's a closer look at the Spur Service Station (they have clean rest rooms)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/oc8YQI.jpg
detail
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HossC Mar 24, 2016 9:49 PM

:previous:

Just a suggestion - could this be 1201 Pasadena Avenue, South Pasadena, Florida? This is from a 1966 edition of The Evening Independent.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ceStation1.jpg
news.google.com

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7382735)

the pics keep disappearing

Sorry about that, but it's beyond my control. Uploads have been back to normal for the last two days, but I'm still getting missing images on the forum. I emailed Photobucket again yesterday, but haven't heard back yet.

ethereal_reality Mar 24, 2016 11:19 PM

Hoss, you're probably correct that the South Pasadena in my photograph is in Florida.
That would explain why I've never heard of Spur service stations.
I should have googled a time or two before I posted the photo. -my bad.

Beaudry Mar 25, 2016 1:35 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7378957)

I find it quite sad that this parking structure (as seen above and in the bg/right of the color image), into which the trains passed below and the buses idled atop, is being demolished in the next few weeks. According to this article, "a notice to residents of the neighboring Metro 417 condo complex (aka Subway Terminal Building) says that demolition should begin in April on the parking structure that's along Olive Street."

Here's a view from the other side, showing it "along Olive Street" looking toward the top of the structure (from this post.)

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5...almtlonfli.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1628/...19abac5b_c.jpg

Check out how the sidewalk used to dip down into a door beneath grade, now all filled in.

The structure—specifically known as "The Pacific Electric Railway Company's Hill St Station Electric Train Shed, Auto Park on Roof"—was constructed in 1931, according to the Sanborn:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1455/...7c85a241_o.png

Now some of you may be looking at the Sanborn and orienting yourself and saying, ok, there's the Terminal Bldg, and this doomed train shed we're talking about, and down at 433 there's that market with the Van De Kamp's we've discussed, and over at the far left is the now-demolished Auditorium, who's that down there known as the "Ohio Oil Building?"

Good question—a quick thread search shows that we haven't covered it (but we all know what a thread search is worth). That said, once upon a time there was the most amazing Walker & Eisen down on Hill Street that looked like this:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1684/...e5f97e00_o.jpg

Which was their 1928 Federal Title Building (which had been renamed Ohio Oil in 1939). (And look! there's our minutes-ticking-away train shed in the background. To further orient yourself, those are this building's fire escapes at far left in this image.)

The above image was shot in 1980 for the Historic American Building Survey. In the data for the images they note that the building had had only very minor alterations. It was (opposed to the Telephone Bldg on Olive, as damaged in '71 and reclad soonafter) in tiptop shape. There are glowing remarks about its significance, its unaltered character, including its intact interior. Nevertheless, a demo permit is issued just five years later—it being 1985 and the same year the Auditorium went down...one can only assume it was by the same hand for the same project, but precious few remember this wonderful and unlamented structure.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1555/...c8a9b0a2_o.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1441/...3cda4921_o.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1503/...cf378d54_o.jpg

All of the images and info on W&E's Federal Title found here. Interestingly, these images were shot by Julius Shulman, but don't seem to appear online at the Getty.

But to get back to our train shed for a second,

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1680/...b0b80ef4_b.jpg

isn't that where they store that yellow LARy car? (Here seen lurking under a blue tarp.) Where is it going to go?

broadwy_central_bldg Mar 25, 2016 1:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7383073)
But to get back to our train shed for a second,

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1680/...b0b80ef4_b.jpg

isn't that where they store that yellow LARy car? (Here seen lurking under a blue tarp.) Where is it going to go?

Hey, Beaudry, our friend Ed Workman gave us an update on that LARY car in this comment. (Brace yourself: it's not good news.)

ethereal_reality Mar 25, 2016 2:18 AM

"The Robbins" posing in front of 'Club Trocadero' in 1955.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/uYexoH.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/ThBlrc.jpg
https://books.google.com/books?id=kZ...ocadero&f=true

:previous: Did you notice the 8524 peeking out from behind the Club Trocadero sign?

No, this isn't the world renown 'Cafe Trocadero location at 8610 Sunset Blvd., this is a jazz club that was located a block or so east, also on Sunset Boulevard.




Here's a deliciously noirish photograph of the Club Trocadero, 8524 Sunset Boulevard.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/fmeAYj.jpg
http://www.martinturnbull.com/2015/1...ca-late-1950s/



Eventually this same building would morph into Dino's Lodge.

[1962]
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/IBGpsE.jpg


And the building next door would eventually become the Tiffany Theater. ( I always thought the Tiffany was a newer building, but at this angle you can see the pitched roof)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/KihmnF.jpg
http://blogs.kcrw.com/dna/wp-content...1349956142.jpg





Here's what's happening on the same block today.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/LeaQC7.jpg
gsv

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Excellent post Beaudry!

Thanks so much for posting the vintage photographs of the 1928 Federal Title/Ohio Oil building. I wasn't familiar with it at all.

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MichaelRyerson Mar 25, 2016 3:13 AM

Hoping for help with an address...
 
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1598/...6f51a354_b.jpgMystery location, Los Angeles

from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

<a href="http://lacma.tumblr.com/image/121281403096" rel="nofollow">lacma.tumblr.com/image/121281403096</a>

CityBoyDoug Mar 25, 2016 3:32 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7383113)
"The Robbins" posing in front of 'Club Trocadero' in 1955.



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ER....oooeee...That old Troc photo is noirish in the all together. !!!:cool::cool::cool:

John Maddox Roberts Mar 25, 2016 4:14 AM

I remember when I was 11-12 in 1959 being driven past Dino's and was very disappointed that the building next door wasn't 77 Sunset Strip.

re:LAX Mar 25, 2016 5:28 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7383153)
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1598/...6f51a354_b.jpgMystery location, Los Angeles

from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

<a href="http://lacma.tumblr.com/image/121281403096" rel="nofollow">lacma.tumblr.com/image/121281403096</a>

724 S Genessee Ave

unihikid Mar 25, 2016 6:27 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7383113)
"The Robbins" posing in front of 'Club Trocadero' in 1955.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/uYexoH.jpg

One of the few times that i can date a pic.. My dad was a member of "The Rob(b)ins from 57-61..L-R Ty Lennord, Billy Richards, Roy Richards, and Carl Gardner.. Carl had joined in 53' when lead singer Grady Chapman https://books.google.com/books?id=37...hapman&f=falsewas in jail because of robbery. Also at this time bass singer Bobby Nunn who founded the group with the Richards Brothers, was in the Army. I would say this is mid 54', which would still be around the time that Louis Jordan was still a draw.

HossC Mar 25, 2016 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7383153)

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Originally Posted by re:LAX (Post 7383235)

724 S Genessee Ave

I thought that 724 South Genesee Avenue deserved a color picture.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4SGenesee1.jpg
GSV

The property websites give a build date of 1931 (the new building permit is dated late-1930). Here are a few interior images I found on howardmg.appfolio.com.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4SGenesee2.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4SGenesee3.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4SGenesee4.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4SGenesee5.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4SGenesee6.jpg

HossC Mar 25, 2016 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7383073)

... who's that down there known as the "Ohio Oil Building?"

Good question—a quick thread search shows that we haven't covered it (but we all know what a thread search is worth). That said, once upon a time there was the most amazing Walker & Eisen down on Hill Street that looked like this:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1684/...e5f97e00_o.jpg

Which was their 1928 Federal Title Building (which had been renamed Ohio Oil in 1939).

Another great post, Beaudry. We haven't seen 439 South Hill Street under either of those names before, but it did crop up as the Subway Terminal Office branch of the Citizens Savings Bank and Trust when I did my round-up of their locations. Noircitydame kindly found some pictures and information in post #20884. They showed the building as the Peoples National Bank and the National Bank of Commerce. I followed up with a few longer shots showing different signage in post# 20886.

MichaelRyerson Mar 25, 2016 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by re:LAX (Post 7383235)
724 S Genessee Ave

Welcome to the thread. Thanks.


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